Ashley Augustine

(337) 249-4278

Birth Doula Services

You have hopes and dreams for your birth, and you are on your way to achieving them! Your birth will be one of the most important and memorable days of your life, and we want to honor that importance. A doula offers support, information, & comfort measures as you navigate pregnancy, labor, and birth. My births have been empowering and amazing! The experience each time was greatly improved by the supportive people by my side.  Knowing what an incredible difference birth support can make, it is an honor to be able to assist women during such a special time. 

 

As an Affiliated Bradley Method instructor and birth doula, I am excited to be serving mothers across the Southwest Louisiana area: Lake Charles, Sulphur, Westlake, Jennings,  Eunice, & Lafayette.  I am happy to help you through prenatal planning, preparing for birth, and offering support during labor.  I have experience supporting mothers who choose to birth naturally, with medication, and through induction, cesarean and VBAC. 

Your wants and needs during birth are my top priority.

 

What exactly are doula services?
I provide physical, informational, & emotional support to mothers during labor. I can offer suggestions and comfort techniques to help you feel most at ease. Studies have shown that women who have a doula present during birth have shorter labors, better outcomes, and report higher satisfaction with the experience because of the support they received.  Doulas do not provide medical care (such as delivering babies or performing cervical exams). They can be experienced back-up and right hand to your partner, or your primary support person.

 

Doula services include:

• Free, no obligation interview

• Two Prenatal visits, getting to know you & your desires for birth

• Comfort measures and Stages of labor birth prep session (if desired)

• 24/7 call availability leading up to birth (and back-up doula availability)
• Continuous support during active labor & birth

• Assistance after birth as you get settled in with your new baby

• Optional 1-hour postpartum visit in your home at a time that suits you

• Informational support and referrals if needed for other area services

 (such as chiropractic care, prenatal massage, & lactation support)

 

Doula rate (including prenatal and postnatal visits and birth support) starts at $500.

Package discount available when purchased with childbirth classes 

(classes are highly recommended for those desiring an unmedicated birth)

 

Training/Credential list on my About page

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